Last week, Sleeping With Sirens' released their highly anticipated studio album, Madness, to the masses. Now, a full week later, the numbers are in and the band have officially debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
At face value, this marks a 10 position drop from their previous LP, Feel, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. As PropertyOfZack pointed out, however, if you go according to Soundscan's charts, Madness brought in 34,941 sales, whereas Feel had nearly 60,000 sales in its first week.
You can listen to both records below.
In a recent AP Poll, we asked the question: “Are album sales still the best way to measure a band's popularity?” Responses were tallied with 13 percent saying yes and 87 percent claiming the opposite. What do you think? Do you personally view the band's drop in sales as a significant hit?